Shannon L. Snider recently relocated from Seattle, Washington to her hometown of Houston, Texas, and joined the firm's Houston, Texas office. Shannon is admitted to the State Bars of Washington and Texas. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Texas, and her Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. While at Pepperdine, Shannon served as a Senior Staff Member of the Pepperdine Law Review, and also interned for the Federal Trade Commission. Shannon completed her legal education in Seattle, Washington clerking for the King County Superior Court. Following graduation, Shannon clerked for the Honorable J. Robin Hunt at the Washington Court of Appeals.
While at the Court of Appeals, Shannon discovered her interest in maritime law, employment law, and insurance defense. Following her clerkship, she began working for a maritime and employment law firm where she served the needs of maritime employers. She became an active member of the Puget Sound Marine Claims Association and the Marine Insurance Association of Seattle.
After several years working in a law firm, Shannon accepted an in-house position with Trident Seafoods, the largest seafood company in North America, where she frequently traveled to Alaska handling all manner of employment-related matters such as EEOC complaints, wage and hour issues, harassment investigations, I-9 Employment Verification audits, OFCCP audits, and general employee grievances.
Shannon prides herself in bringing a logical approach to her practice and achieving an efficient and economical solution for her clients. She believes that the best approach to solving her clients' problems is to understand each client's unique goals and concerns, and then fashion an approach that best serves those goals and concerns.
Publications & Lectures
Article: Sorting Out the Mess: International Smuggling Schemes, Foreign Policy, and a Little Thing Called Justice, Across Borders: Gonzaga International Law Journal 2006.
Lecture: Recent Updates in Maritime Law: Punitive Damages, Puget Sound Marine Claims Association Luncheon, August 2007.
Lecture: Utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation Experts to Challenge Damages Claims, Puget Sound Marine Claims Association Luncheon, March 2009.
Houston Mariners Club
Texas Bar Association
Society for Human Resources Management
Puget Sound Marine Claims Association
Marine Claims Association of Seattle
World Affairs Council, Houston
Washington State Bar Association